Category Archives: Ministry

Sacking In Seattle

The fired married and gay school administrator does not seem to be receding very quickly from the public eye or mind. dotCommonweal raised it to the top of the blog listing last evening. A few years ago one Australian bishop … Continue reading

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Gratitude and Relationships in Ministry

Every so often, I browse the CMAA forum and see what issues traditional church musicians are facing. I was banished from the forum ages ago, but occasionally someone sends me a link. I read this recently rebooted thread with interest, and … Continue reading

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Rescue

One piece I did not pick up on my first read through that La Civilta Cattolica article this brief comment about relations between bishops and religious. Overtones for the CDF-LCWR tussle, I’d say: I also know that the bishops are not … Continue reading

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To Peripheries

Pope Francis’s “little monsters” comment is making the rounds today. I found something apt for campus ministry in his message of those in religious orders, as he was urging his listeners to “shun centralism and ideological approaches.” Those who work … Continue reading

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Post-Clerical Catholicism

Frequent commenter Jimmy Mac sent me a link to Bill McGarvey’s piece in America, following on the heels of Dan Horan’s column on clericalism: What struck me was how disconnected I felt from the entire conversation surrounding clericalism. It felt … Continue reading

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Putting The Curia To Work

… sacramentally speaking, of course. In this initiative, the pope has to know that the 44 curial officials frequently preside at the Eucharist. Most likely do so daily somewhere or the other. In fact, I’m sure there’s some attention to … Continue reading

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Where Reform Begins

Another Pope Francis interview is up at La Stampa. I liked this response to the question about curial reform: A few months ago, an elderly cardinal said to me: “You have already started Curia reform with your daily masses in … Continue reading

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